NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 29 African countries and is able to measure country risk in detail. Our core expertise is our understanding of the continent’s opportunities and pitfalls due to our ability to weigh political and macroeconomic risk.

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NKC African Economics is majority owned by Oxford Economics, the world’s foremost independent global advisory firm. NKC clients have access to the same insights and analysis that they trust and rely on, that is now backed by Oxford Economics’ powerful models and analytical framework.

The addition of NKC’s team of economists and political analysts to the Oxford Economics group of companies significantly enhances Oxford Economics’ ability to directly address the needs of investors and companies engaged in Africa expansion through the provision of event-driven alerts, regular newsletters, and reports.

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  • #Kenya budget: restricting capital spending to ongoing projects is prudent and the tax measures taken to increase revenue are necessary, but as always it will come down to the government’s ability to walk the talk without stumbling.

  • #Nigeria CBN changes rate on website but then reverts to official rate. Despite smoke and mirrors, we think a de facto unification remains unlikely.

  • #Libya oil production increases to a six-year high despite the ongoing conflict in #Tripoli.

  • #Namibia #CPI inflation eases in May, mainly thanks to moderation in food and tobacco price inflation.

  • #Gabon inflation skyrocketed in 2018, driven by higher prices in all twelve sub-indices – notably education, communication, transport, and health.

  • Some short-term action plans which NKC researchers, Gary van Staden and Elize Kruger, say South Africa must do to reassure the world that the economy is poised to grow. fin24.com/Economy/fix-sa…

  • #Ghana inflation down slightly to 9.4% in May. Tariff decision due this month and weaker cedi seen adding to price pressures in H2 - tariffs kept unchanged could provide temporary reprieve, but cause more damage later.

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A detailed scenario analysis of different policy actions the Central Bank of Nigeria could take in response to the foreign exchange liquidity squeeze in 2016, the effects on foreign reserves to be expected under each, and the resulting consequences for firms needing to repatriate profits.

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A report on logistics in Djibouti covering infrastructure, human resources, electricity and the financial sector, and which included macroeconomic overviews of the neighbouring countries for which Djibouti serves as a transport hub. For an Emirati harbour logistics firm.

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